Danforth Campus

Amid concerns about COVID-19, the Parking and Transportation Services team has been working through a variety of options to meet the needs of the WashU community during this challenging and unprecedented time. Given the rapidly evolving situation, this page will be regularly updated as new information becomes available. Please check back for updates.

Updated Feb. 3, 2021


To address the needs of individuals who will only occasionally be driving to campus, the rate for visitor parking in all of the garages has been reduced by 50 percent. This adjusted rate also pertains to Passport Parking designated spaces. No permit is required for either option.

  • ParkSmart: Due to the increase in virtual learning and lessened demand for on-campus parking, a majority of ParkSmart permit holders will shift from the current West Campus location to the South 40 on the Danforth Campus beginning Feb. 1. We anticipate this change to remain in place through July 31, with the program returning to the original West Campus location at the start of the FY22 permit year.
  • Garage Parking: Individuals using garage parking will simply pull a ticket upon entry at any of the garages on the Danforth Campus (including the DUC, East End, Millbrook, and Snow Way garages), park in a visitor designated space and pay upon exit at one of the pay stations or exit lanes. Payment must be made via credit card. Cash will no longer be accepted. 
  • Passport Parking: Those using Passport Parking can register and pay via the Passport Parking app in the designated Passport Parking spaces located on the South40, West and North Campuses.

Parking and Transportation Services Applications and Forms

To adhere with social distancing recommendations, a variety of parking- and transportation-related requests can be managed online. Review the forms currently available.

Shuttle Services

In order to financially offset the ParkSmart permit changes, the West Campus shuttle will temporarily cease operations starting Feb. 1. The Campus Circulator has already been adjusted to include a new stop at Goldfarb. There is also a new shuttle, the Goldfarb Express, which will run in addition to the Campus Circulator schedule, from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m., Monday through Friday. Visit the Goldfarb Express or the Campus Circulator webpage for updated route and schedule.

To better serve the WashU community and the increase in off-campus residents, two new routes have been added to the shuttle system, the Moonrise and Lewis Center. Note: WashU ID’s are required upon boarding.  Please have your ID ready to present to the shuttle driver.  Thank you for your cooperation. 

All WashU campus shuttle services follow strict Covid-19 protocols, including:

  • A 50 percent reduction in ridership, with 10 passengers allowed per bus and five passengers allowed in each van.
  • One passenger will be permitted in each seat.
  • Masks are required for all passengers and drivers and drivers will have extra masks on board for those in need.
  • Deep and frequent cleanings will be performed every morning and approximately every three hours during each shift.
  • In the event that a COVID-19 positive passenger rides on a shuttle, the vehicle will be removed from the route for extensive cleaning and remain offline for a period of 24 hours.

Metro Transit Schedule

Facial masks are now required when traveling on all Metro buses and trains.  Passengers will be denied boarding if not wearing a mask. Learn more about Metro Bus and MetroLink via the Metro Transit page.


Visit the P&T office, or contact us at parktrans@wustl.edu or call 314-935-5601.

For additional WashU guidelines and updates unrelated to parking and transportation, please visit Emergency Management’s COVID-19 page.

This page will be regularly updated as new information becomes available.